Ordinary Americans paid respects at the historic U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 after a life of service as a World War Two hero, head of the CIA and wartime president.
Under the soaring Capitol dome, office workers and tourists walked silently past a flag-draped casket that bore Bush's body.
It will be transported to the Washington National Cathedral early on Wednesday for a memorial service.
Bush, the 41st U.S. president, was remembered as a patrician figure who represents a bygone era of bipartisan civility in American politics.
President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, planned to visit with the mourning family at Blair House, near the White House, on Tuesday, while first lady Melania Trump will give a tour to former first lady Laura Bush of the White House's holiday decorations.